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Interior minister: Cyber police discovers 90 percent of internet crimes

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli speaks to Press TV on the sidelines of a UN meeting on narcotics.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli lauded the country’s Cyber Police for its relentless efforts and campaign against Internet crimes.

“Through its all-out and relentless efforts, Iran’s Cyber Police has succeeded in identifying and ending over 90 percent of cyber crimes ensuring security of the citizens and raising their satisfaction in the performance of the Cyber Police,” Rahmani Fazli said, addressing an international conference on cyber crimes in Tehran on Tuesday.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has approved a law on campaign against cyber crimes to pave the way for cyber security… .”

The Iranian interior minister pointed to the development of technical infrastructure in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said, “Iran has had a low number of cyber crimes as compared with other countries despite the presence of over 46 million Internet users in the country.”

Also addressing the same conference, Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari pointed to the use of international terrorist groups of Internet for criminal purposes, and said that Iran’s Cyber Police have acted promptly and resolutely against cyber threats of the terrorist groups.

In June 2014, Deputy Head of Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Ali Heidari said his organization enjoys cutting-edged equipment and experienced experts to defend Iran against enemies’ cyber attacks.

General Heidari said that reducing vulnerability, promoting deterrence and national strength are among the strategic principles outlined by the Supreme Leader.

“Iran has achieved remarkable progress in civil defense field to which the Constitution attaches major importance,” General Heidari underscored.

He pointed out that threats posed to the country are not always military and the country should maintain its immunity against biological and cyber threats.

Describing cyber attacks as one of the enemies’ strategies to deal a blow to the Islamic Revolution of Iran, General Heidari noted that over 1,000 cyber attacks are carried out against the country’s sensitive centers which are neutralized through the vigilance of the Iranian experts.

He further added that, fortunately, Iran is of the forerunners to counter cyber attacks, as it is among top five states to thwart the threats.

Also in May 2014, Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali underlined his organization’s full preparedness to defend the country against any possible cyber attacks by enemy states, and informed that Iran plans to make use of an indigenous cyber defense system in near future.

Jalali noted that Iran should consider developing a smart domestic cyber defense model as a top priority.

By Fars News Agency

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